Behavioral Health Specialist

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

ID: 7072239
Posted: November 17, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
This position serves as a Behavioral Health Specialists for Purdue Extension in the College of Health and Human Sciences. This position is instrumental in the development, delivery and outcomes related to community-based educational programming efforts by Extension that are focused on mental/behavioral health issues as well as project management and oversight to educational initiatives at the statewide level. Also, providing expertise for mental health and substance misuse for the purposes of offering evidence-based, community-based educational programming across the state; provide professional development opportunities for staff as it related to behavioral health issues; become certified as a Mental Health First Aid facilitator to deliver this certification program to Indiana residents


Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, public health, mental health counseling, or related field
Minimum one year experience in mental health, behavioral health field, or provision of education on mental/behavioral health in a community-based setting
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong organizational and time management skills
Microsoft Excel/spreadsheet and accounting skills
Understanding of behavioral/mental health and substance use disorders

Additional Information:
• Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
• A background check will be required for employment in this position
• FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
• Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
• Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply


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